‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Is Wells Adams Taking Over as Permanent Host?

Bachelor in Paradise has been switching things up since former host Chris Harrison exited the franchise. So far, the show has been rotating celebrities to guest host week after week. But it stands to reason that eventually Bachelor in Paradise will need a permanent host to take over. Could that person be Wells Adams?

Headshot of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ star Wells Adams for season 6
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ star Wells Adams | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

Is Wells Adams going to be the permanent host of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’?

Wells first entered the Bachelor franchise on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. Though he didn’t end up really connecting with Fletcher, he did become an almost instant fan favorite, which earned him the role of bartender on Bachelor in Paradise. Over the past few seasons of BIP, Adams has been serving up drinks, sound advice, and recaps of all of the drama happening on the show.

Now, he is acting as a guest host on BIP, along with Lance Bass, David Spade, and Tituss Burgess. The star recently told ABC 11 that he would be down to make his guest-hosting role a permanent one.

“Whatever they want me to do I’m ready to do it!” he said. “I’m not sure what the next step is, but whatever ABC and Bachelor Nation wants I’ll go do it. If they want me to host the show, sure I’ll go do that, if they want me to be the janitor next season, OK, I’ll go do that too. Whatever you guys want.”

Why did Chris Harrison leave ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Harrison got into some trouble during Matt James’ season of The Bachelor after he defended contestant Racheal Kirkconnell’s attendance at an old south antebellum party.

“This historic season of ‘The Bachelor’ should not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or diminished by my actions,” he said in an Instagram post during James’ season. “To that end, I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the After the Final Rose special.”

Harrison also missed out on Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette before resigning from the franchise as a whole.

Lance Bass also wants to be the host

*NSYNC star Bass was overjoyed at the opportunity to guest host the show.

“That was God being very nice to me, because I’m a huge fan, especially of Bachelor in Paradise,” Bass told Entertainment Tonight of his opportunity to guest host. “I like all the Bachelor [shows], but Bachelor in Paradise is just my summer indulgence. I love it so much, so when they asked me to be a guest host, I flipped. I’m like, ‘I’m going to be able to walk into Paradise?!’”

And he would be open to taking on the role permanently.

“They’ve not asked me [to be the permanent host], and of course that’s going to depend on Bachelor Nation out there,” he said, “I’m a part of Bachelor Nation, so I understand how volatile we can get. We’re very opinionated.

“If they like me, I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he continued. “I mean, yes, of course, it would be a dream come true to be able to host a show like that.”

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